The Secret in Bladham Wood
Sisters don’t always get along. Twelve-year old Sam often wishes she was an only child. However, when something happens to her kid sister Lilly, Sam is ready to take on whatever comes her way, despite her fear and uncertainty. With her new friend Marcus, Sam sets out to rescue Lilly. Their journey uncovers a family secret that changes Sam and the way she sees the world, forever.
Two stories. Two very different young girls, each examining friendships and the mystery of the world around them. Both are captivating, relatable stories of youth that are a joy to read.
Originally published in the July 2007 Volume of The School Magazine, “Darker than the Night” is a chilling tale of a young girl and her two friends out on an evening adventure.
Explore the growing and changing perspectives of another young girl in “The School Car.” Every kid knows the dark and creepy stories about the old car rusting in the weeds just off of school property, but not every kid is brave enough to run out and take a look inside.
Both stories are great for children between the ages of 8-12 (and for grown-ups as well!).